Choose the Perfect Ramp Surface for Safety and Accessibility

Discover the ideal ramp surface for your needs. From domestic to non-domestic settings, Easiaccess offers slip-resistant ramp options, including Expanded Metal Mesh, Easitread Rubber Crumb, and GRP. Ensure safety and compliance while enjoying durability and low maintenance.

When walking across a ramp for the first time, safety is a top concern. At Easiaccess, we understand your thoughts and provide reliable solutions. Whether it’s for your home, school, or hospital, we offer a range of ramp surfaces that are suitable and compliant. Our surfaces are tested for slip resistance to ensure high safety standards.

Expanded Metal

Our expanded metal surface is a fantastic choice that offers both quality and affordability. Our expanded metal is made from mild steel and provides a slip-resistant surface in multiple directions. We are proud to inform you that it has been thoroughly tested and certified to meet the BS7976 Part 2 (Pendulum Test) standards. It has been rated as having a low slip potential (>35 PTV) on various gradients, whether wet or dry. You can trust that this surface will keep you secure in all weather conditions.

Our design also allows for natural drainage, ensuring a firm footing at all times. Thanks to the mesh profile, you’ll have excellent grip from any direction, while still enjoying a comfortable and sturdy surface underfoot. It’s suitable for most types of footwear, so you can feel confident walking on it.

Here are some features and benefits of our expanded metal:

  • It’s readily available from stock, so you can get it quickly.
  • The surface is self-draining and comfortable to walk on.
  • You can remove and reuse it on numerous occasions, providing flexibility.
  • We offer widths of 900mm, 1000mm, 1200mm, and 1500mm. If you need a different size, we can create it by bolting multiple sections together.
  • Hatch sections can be provided to maintain access to inspection chambers.
  • We can spray a “highlighted edge” to enhance visibility for people with visual impairments.
  • The surface is multi-directional and has a low slip potential, ensuring safety.
  • Cleaning and maintenance are easy to handle.

Let’s talk about how our expanded metal is manufactured. We use an expanding machine that transforms solid metal sheets, specifically steel, into an expanded metal mesh. The machine is equipped with a knife that determines the pattern for the mesh. As the metal passes through the machine, it is cut and stretched simultaneously using a pressured slitting and stretching process. This creates uniform holes in the metal, forming the mesh. The mesh is then welded onto the steel frame to create our ramps and platforms. To protect against weathering and prevent rusting, we apply a hot-dip galvanizing process. This involves immersing the sections in a bath of molten zinc, providing an effective weather barrier.

For maintenance, our expanded metal platforms and sections can be easily cleaned with water, a mild detergent, and a hard brush when necessary. Debris below the ramp can typically be brushed away. If there’s any unwanted plant growth, feel free to use weed killer, which can be sprayed through the surface without causing any damage.

For high-traffic areas and safety surfaces, we recommend using a high-powered hose to remove contaminants and debris effectively. This will help keep the surface in optimal condition.


Introducing Easitread Rubberised Surface – your ideal choice for a soft, durable, and weather-proof walkway. It’s perfect for child-friendly environments like nurseries, schools, and leisure centres, providing excellent drainage and impact absorption.

By default, Easitread comes in black, but we also offer colour options for an additional charge. Want highlighted sections or custom signage/branding? Reach out to our team, and we’ll be happy to discuss these options with you.

Let’s talk about how Easitread is manufactured. We use top-quality rubber granules in a thickness of 15mm, applied with a polyurethane binder, on a sturdy metal platform frame. Unlike low-grade EPDM and colour-coated rubber granules, our granules are sourced from the UK and undergo advanced manufacturing processes. This ensures vibrant colours, unrivalled UV resistance, and long-lasting elasticity. Even after years of wear and tear, the surface remains supple to the touch, thanks to its exceptional UV aging properties.

Now, let’s explore the features and benefits of Easitread:

  • Available in various colours, and we can incorporate highlighted sections/edges or your branding/signage.
  • Highly durable, UV stable, and maintains elasticity for an extended period.
  • Effectively absorbs impact from falls and trips, making it perfect for schools.
  • Comfortable to walk on, with excellent self-draining properties.
  • Non-toxic and non-allergenic for added safety.
  • Short lead times for your convenience.
  • Pet friendly because we understand that our furry friends deserve a comfortable surface too.

To keep your Easitread surface looking great, occasional brushing with a mild detergent solution is recommended to remove deposits like mud. For high-traffic areas and safety surfaces, we suggest using a high-powered hose to remove contaminants and debris.


Our GRP surface is designed with your needs in mind. It’s a friendly 6mm thick layer that’s not only tough and durable but also enhances slip resistance. This makes it perfect for busy places like hospitals, museums, and airports where lots of people walk. We offer it in standard grey and black colours, but we can also highlight the edges to signal ramps or platforms if you need.

Our surface comes in different grades to meet your specific requirements. The standard grade is 24, known as “Pedestrian Grade.” It means that for every square centimetre, you get approximately 24 pieces of aluminium oxide, which is much more durable than common quartz finishes. We also have 40 (“Barefoot Grade”) and 16 (“Industrial Grade”) available.

When it comes to manufacturing, we use high-quality materials to ensure the best performance. Our GRP sheets are made from glass fibre, top-notch isophthalic polyester resins, UV stabilizers, flame retardants, colour pigments, and aluminium oxide granules. This coating provides excellent resistance to impact, abrasion, and solvents, making it an ideal choice for public access ramps.

Our GRP surface is fixed to a specially designed galvanized steel frame using a single-part polyurethane sealant and rivets, creating an incredibly strong solution. You can choose to receive the platforms ready-made, or as separate sheets and frames for on-site installation.

Let’s talk about the features and benefits:

  • Long-lasting and durable
  • Highly effective anti-slip surface
  • Suitable for all environments
  • Requires little to no maintenance and is easily cleanable
  • Lighter in weight compared to rubber crumb or metal
  • Quick and easy installation with a variety of fasteners and adhesives
  • Refined, extra-hard aluminium oxide granules for superior performance and wear resistance
  • Available in different grades and colours to suit your preferences
  • Pet friendly, because we care about all members of your family.

To keep your GRP surface looking its best, occasional brushing with a mild detergent solution can restore its appearance and remove deposits like mud. For high traffic areas and safety surfaces, we recommend using a high-powered hose to remove any contaminants and debris.

Choose the perfect ramp surface to ensure safety and accessibility for your specific needs. Easiaccess provides a range of slip-resistant surfaces, including Expanded Metal Mesh, Easitread Rubber Crumb, and GRP. Enjoy durability, low maintenance, and compliance with safety standards.

If you would like to discover the surfaces in more detail, be sure to check out our Surfaces brochure. Additionally, contact our team to discuss your requirements and find the best surface suited for you.


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